Airway Resistance Measurements in the Evaluation of Obstructive Lung Disease

  • Published 2000

Abstract

hronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are growing health problems and are expected to be among the leading causes of mortality worldwide as we enter the next century. Recent studies evaluating the role of quality of life indicators with educational interventions in asthma, as well as a growing understanding of the role of inflammator y processes in the progression of COPD, have highlighted the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of air way obstruction.1 The primary cause of airway obstruction, regardless of etiology, is increased air way resistance (Raw). Unfortunately, the relationship of airway resistance to determinants of airflow is less well understood and, as a result, underutilized. Measuring maximal airf low

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@inproceedings{2000AirwayRM, title={Airway Resistance Measurements in the Evaluation of Obstructive Lung Disease}, author={}, year={2000} }